Latin American Studies in Motion: "Sleep Dealer" (2008)
Department: Latin American StudiesDate and Time: May 14, 2017 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Event Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium (Bower's Museum)
Film Makers Film and Lecture Series at the Bowers Museum
Alex Rivera – Sleep Dealer
Contact person: Professor Catherine Benamou
Directed by Alex Rivera, Sleep Dealer is a Sundance award-winning sci-fi thriller packed with stunning visuals and strong social and political themes.
Memo Cruz (Luis Fernando Peña) is a young man in near-future Mexico. When his family is victim of a misguided drone attack he finds himself with no option but to head north, towards the U.S./Mexico border. But migrant workers cannot cross this new world border – it's been sealed off. Instead, Memo ends up in a strange digital factory in Mexico where he connects his body to a robot in America.
Memo's search for a better future leads him to love, loss, and a confrontation with a mysterious figure from his past.
Presented by the Latin American Studies Program at the University of California, Irvine in partnership with the Bowers Museum.
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